Chronic anal pain is often a result of organic pathology in the pelvis. However, there are several syndromes of chronic anorectal pain that occur without organic pathology. These include coccygodynia, proctalgia fugax, levator syndrome, descending perineum syndrome, perineal neuralgia, and phantom anus. The aim of this article is to illustrate the most common presenting symptoms, diagnostic maneuvers, and treatment options for this difficult, but common, problem.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Seminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1996|
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